Meaning of “intercede” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

"intercede" in British English

See all translations

intercedeverb [ I ]

uk /ˌɪn.təˈsiːd/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈsiːd/ formal

to use your influence to persuade someone in authority to forgive another person, or save this person from punishment:

Several religious leaders have interceded with the authorities on behalf of the condemned prisoner.

(Definition of “intercede” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intercede" in American English

See all translations

intercedeverb [ I ]

us /ˌɪn·tərˈsid/

to use your influence to persuade someone in authority not to punish or harm someone or to do something for someone:

Some pharmacists will intercede on your behalf with doctors.

(Definition of “intercede” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)